Discover the role of electronic health records technology in long-term care with ProviNET’s EMR Expert, Joe Velderman ::
ProviNET’s live webinar presented last week on June 5, 2013, hosted by Care Innovations, was a great success! Attendees from 34 states discovered the role of technology in long-term care and how electronic health records can benefit their organization. The expert webinar speakers Eric Dishman and Joe Velderman, presented ideas on how important the move from a paper world to a digital world is, in order for long-term care facilities to care for their residents and clients better within care network.
During the webinar, a survey poll question was presented to the attending group asking, “What are your top two priorities when it comes to electronic health records?” 84% of the polled attendees stated that “Improving care coordination” was their top priority, with “Integrating with 3rd party vendors like hospitals, pharmacies, and labs” being the second priority polling at 51%.
“If you don’t have all of your healthcare data digital, then you can’t do virtual care that “Care Anywhere” requires, in a confident and trust worthy way. You can’t do care networking because you can’t have all eyes on the team on the same data, if it’s not digital, and sharable, and secure.” stated Eric Dishman, Director of Health Care Policy at Intel.
Joe Velderman, the Director of Consulting Services and Information Technology at ProviNET Solutions, spoke about the differences between EMR (electronic medical records) vs. EHR (electronic health records) and what the difference is between the two terms and the upcoming governmental regulations surrounding electronic health records mandate.
A question during the webinar came about asking “Why is it important to get on board early?” Joe Velderman responded, “With a fully functional EHR, all the members of the care team have ready access to the latest information allowing for more coordinated, resident-centered care.” Joe also shared a case study of a current client of ProviNET, which was an early adopter of EHR. He spoke about their objectives, steps and results of implementing a full EMR/EHR program within their facility.
“With a fully functional EHR, all the members of the care team have ready access to the latest information allowing for more coordinated, resident-centered care.” stated Joe Velderman
Learning about the technology available in the long-term care industry is challenging in today’s EMR/EHR technology age, but Joe and Eric shared several key ideas you can take to overcome these obstacles.